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[whatwg] <CENTER>, <MENU>, <DIR>, <NL>

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 15:18:46 +0100
Message-ID: <20060115151846.x5pklhkifdcs8084@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting "Eugene T.S. Wong" <lists.eugenetswong at gmail.com>:
> I'd like to recommend that the WHATWG bring back <CENTER> because it  
> provides an excellent way of saying "this is a centered <DIV>". <DIV> 
> is  no more semantic that <I>, <B>, or <CENTER>, yet they have their 
> uses.

I couldn't find any reference to a <div> element in HTML5 except in some non
normative examples...


> I believe that they are useful for visual user agents, in that we 
> don't  have to provide a class name for simple uses. Generally 
> speaking, <CENTER>  should be used sparingly, if at all, but it 
> should be used. <CENTER> could  be used for resume headings and 
> various other types of text, like peotry.

What would its semantics be as opposed to <div>? Do you have a concrete 
proposal
as how <center> would work?


> I'd like to recommend that the WHATWG bring back <MENU> & <DIR>,

<http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-menu>

I have not seen <dir> and I'm unsure what it could be used for...


> I'd like to recommend that the WHATWG standardize <NL>. I suggest 
> this  because <NL> is shorter than <NAV> and because <NL> is 
> consistent with  XHTML. As I typed the previous sentence, I noticed 
> that <NL> is much  easier to type with 1 hand, than <NAV>.

I could not find <NL> (or <nl>) in any XHTML recommendation. I also never
encountered it anywhere as actually being used, only in some examples taken
from the XHTML 2.0 draft...


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Sunday, 15 January 2006 06:18:46 UTC

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